It’s heartbreaking, no that’s not the word for it. It’s devastating, catastrophic, the type of heart break you only read about in books. Realizing that who you thought would be your forever person was only your then person crushes you in a way someone could only understand if they’ve been through it. You build a life around someone you think will be there forever then one day they’re gone and you have to start all over. You don’t just rebuild your life, you rebuild yourself. It’s the type of thing where you have no idea where to go next, no one to talk to, lay in bed all day for weeks crying type of devastation. It’s the type of heartbreak that people who haven’t been through it wish they could experience. But it’s not romantic, it isn’t cute, it doesn’t end up like all the movies, it is terrible and you feel like you may die. You can’t breath or think or do anything except cry and fuck it hurts. It just fucking hurts.
how do i come back from this (via spectacular-bliss
Soulmates is an interesting concept. One I’m not completely sure if I believe in or not. But, every time I look into his eyes, I can’t help but feel like I was meant to meet him.
So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.
The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)
My biggest flaw is that I hold on to people who are toxic in my life. I am afraid to let people go, for the fear of being alone. I am finally learning that I can’t do that. And more importantly, finally doing something about it.